The Printed Line

6 April 2019 - 15 November 2020

This exhibition will consider how artists have used a variety of printmaking techniques to exploit the potential of the printed line, from the thick velvety line of drypoint and the heavy cross-hatching of etching to delicate wood engraving and boldly coloured screenprints and lithographs. Spanning the 20th century and up to the present day, the exhibition will include Walter Sickert's masterly cross-hatched etching The Old Middlesex (c.1910), Ben Nicholson's rich drypoint Halse Town 1949 (1949), Eduardo Chillida's bold etchings and David Hockney's pared down linear etchings in Illustrations for Fourteen Poems from C. P. Cavafy (1966-67). The use of colour will be explored in screenprints by Bridget Riley and Kenneth Martin, as well as Simon Patterson's witty lithograph reworking the lines of the London tube map.

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES & VENUES

6 April – 2 June 2019, Torre Abbey Museum, Torquay

6 July - 8 September, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock

21 September – 10 November, Rugby Art Gallery

16 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

11 January – 1 March, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford 

7 March – 26 April, The Beaney, Canterbury

25 July – 5 September, Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley

19 September – 15 November, City Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester

 

 

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